4 Brainstorming Exercises for Introverts


How do we make brainstorming enjoyable, valuable and fun for everyone involved? Get 4 brainstorming exercises that get everybody’s creative juices flowing. Open office spaces, coffee machine chats, and brainstorming sessions. Today we’re tackling the brainstorming beast.

Get Better Ideas with this Starter Exercise

Destination Innovation

So before your next idea generation session try this exercise. You can refer back to it later as you run the brainstorm sessions. Share : The post Get Better Ideas with this Starter Exercise appeared first on Destination Innovation.

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Strategic Thinking Exercises – 3 Responses to New Ideas


Strategic Thinking Exercises – 3 Responses to New Ideas. With off-target ideas, we would say, “That’s great,” and suggest other strategic thinking exercises to re-orient them toward a better direction.

4 Strategic Thinking Exercises to Envision Future Strategy


How can you develop strategic thinking exercises to envision the future when it’s so easy to let previous experience cloud your imagination? 4 Strategic Thinking Exercises to Envision Future Strategy. Strategic Thinking Exercise: Simulation and Role Playing.

5 Reasons Your Brainstorming Sessions are a Waste of Time

Stephen Shapiro

The traditional approach to brainstorming is wildly ineffective. Fortunately there is a better way… Brainstorming sessions are often the lifeblood of many corporate innovation efforts. Most brainstorming sessions start with ideas. Inc Brainstorming Creativity Innovation

Fast Company’s Brainstorming Fail

Gregg Fraley

Fast Company Article “Brainstorming is Dumb” Misses the Point. Brainstorming, Done Properly, Is Not a Tool, It’s A Multi-Step Process. And yet another major publication publishes a misleading article about brainstormingBrainstorming is Dumb.

How to Improve Your Next Brainstorming Session


Brainstorming sessions sound like a great idea, especially for breaking out of creative ruts, but too often brainstorming fizzles out. The main reason for this is that organizations don’t actually use any of the ideas that come out of brainstorming sessions.

How Can You Make Your Next Brainstorming Session Rock

Rmukesh Gupta

Start your brainstorming session by playing a game that requires creativity. Get them to exercise (mild) – it could even be just laughter therapy. Ideation and brainstorming is very serious business. Even better is if you can do your brainstorming sessions in an open area.

Strategic Planning Exercises – 6 Ways to Organize Lists of Ideas


We have been working with a client that had done a lot of strategic planning exercises about a new initiative. 6 Ways to Organize Ideas from Strategic Planning Exercises. Do you ever get stuck with a big list of items and struggle to make sense of it all ?

Creative Exercises Designed for Left/Right Brain Types

Innovation Excellence

Richard Haasnoot continues his series for innovators on how to create 12 X more ideas that brainstorming. Continue reading →

Strategic Thinking Exercises – 11 Things Running through a Facilitator’s Head


From a facilitation standpoint, it was the most arduous couple of days of going through strategic thinking exercises I recall. What questions or exercises can I eliminate to save time while still getting enough input in all the areas we are covering for each innovation strategy?

4 Steps to Supercharge Your Next Brainstorming Session


If you use the right brainstorming tools, you’re more likely to get better ideas. You know that brainstorming isn’t just thinking. What kinds of brainstorming tools can help you come up with more and better solutions? Guidance brings focus to a brainstorming session.?.

Online Courses to Grease the Gears of your Brain

Destination Innovation

Advanced Brainstorming Techniques. The courses consist of a series of short lectures and a few exercises. Creativity Online courses advanced brainstorm grease the gears master lateral thinking online course six thinking hats

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Content Marketing Strategy – 5 Exercises for Audience-Oriented Topics


Small groups prepared the personas in advance by brainstorming answers to ten questions on each audience member. Here’s an overview of each of the strategic thinking exercises : 5 Content Marketing Strategy Exercises to Generate Audience-Oriented Topics.

Seven Ways to Prepare for Effective Brainstorming

Gregg Fraley

Prepare, Then Brainstorm. Most brainstorming doesn’t work. The literature bashing brainstorming is extensive. I’m going to focus on one problem with brainstorming in this post: lack of preparation. Plan visual elements, written and kinesthetic exercises.

Generate Great Ideas from a Cluster of Strangers

Destination Innovation

We ran the following exercise. The whole exercise with ten participants took under 40 minutes. Running the exercise the way we did was quick and fruitful. Gather a cluster of strangers and share this brainstorm method.

When Is the Right Time for Brainstorming in Strategic Planning?


When is the right time for brainstorming in strategic planning , or really any other type of planning for that matter? Brainstorming CAN make sense throughout a strategic planning process. The Right Time for Brainstorming in Strategic Planning.

How Brainstorming Questions, Not Ideas, Sparks Creativity

The Inovo Group

We have all experienced brainstorming sessions. Questioning exercises seem to have more across-the-board participation. The post How Brainstorming Questions, Not Ideas, Sparks Creativity appeared first on Inovo.

Know Your Brain Type and Get More Ideas

Innovation Excellence

This is another article about Quantum Idea Generation a process proven to generate at least 12 X more ideas than brainstorming. Continue reading → Build Capability Cognition Creativity Uncategorized Brain Assessment Brain Exercises brainstorming ideation Quatnum Idea Generation

For Innovative Ideas try a Cluster of Strangers

Innovation Excellence

We ran the following exercise. Creativity Innovation brainstorm. I recently ran a workshop for a group of CEOs of small companies from different sectors and industries.

BRAINSTORM TRAINING: OnSite, Online, and On-the-Fly

Idea Champions

Do the people in your organization treat invitations to brainstorming sessions like jury duty summons? Do people roll their eyes when the brainstorming is over, convinced that nothing new is going to materialize?

What PR Firms Say About Our Brainstorm Facilitation Training

Idea Champions

Idea Champions has trained quite a few PR and Marketing firms in the art and science of facilitating breakthrough brainstorming sessions. The techniques we learned have also been built into our internal brainstorms. Our brainstorming website.

Mindfulness and Innovation


This can include meditation and yoga but also short exercises you can incorporate into your daily life. I would like to share three short exercises that can help you in a pinch. Use the remaining time you set aside for this exercise to list everything that comes to mind.


Michael Michalko

THOUGHT EXERCISE. Once we have settled on a perspective, we close off but one line of thought. Certain kinds of ideas occur to us, but only those kinds and no others.

Don’t Reject Radical Ideas with ‘Yes but….’

Destination Innovation

One of the exercises on my Creative Leadership workshop runs like this. Brainstorming and Ideation amazon bezos idea institutional offbeat radical yesPeople in pairs have short conversations.

To Innovate: Learn, Scaffold, Ideate

Gregg Fraley

Learning and exploration come first, then interactive exercises and tasks that have people playing with the data points, leading to concept blends and brilliant, new, fresh ideas. This might include brainstorming alone, prior to a group session. Innovation is Learning.


Michael Michalko

BRAINSTORMING BOARD. Put up a bulletin board in a central area and encourage people to use it to brainstorm ideas. You could describe the sale situation on a colored card, post it on the brainstorming board and ask people to post their ideas and suggestions.


Michael Michalko

In traditional brainstorming groups, people suggest ideas one at a time. If a brainwriting group has 10 members, up to 10 ideas will be generated for every one generated in a typical brainstorming session of 10 members. Articles and Techniques ExercisesBRAINWRITING.

Too Many Goals! Apply strategic thinking to motivate not overwhelm.

Focused Momentum

This was the question I posed to stimulate a brainstorming exercise during a recent Strategic Thinking Workshop. “What are the greatest challenges you face?”. Too many goals. We have too many goals put upon us.” Said one soft-spoken participant.

Is Your Innovation Training Program All It Could Be?


Since innovation is becoming a business discipline, training must encompass much more than just the brainstorming phase of innovation. Academic training without hands-on exercises won’t make as lasting an impact. Active, hands-on training exercises in addition to academic learning.

GFi Innovation Public Training Course

Gregg Fraley

How to plan and execute training, ideation, strategy, and brainstorming sessions. There are a limited number of slots for this course in order to permit hands-on and interactive exercises. Innovation Intensive . Thursday, September 13, 2018, The Keith House, Chicago.

Our predictions: what happened in the last 100 days?

Board of Innovation

During several exercises intrapreneurs have to brainstorm on what the future could bring to their organisation. When we run an intrapreneurship program in a large corporate, we aim to push participants out their comfort zone.

Strategic Planning Process – Creating a Workshop to Develop Strategy


Using structure, exercises, and strategic thinking questions effectively. Strategic Thinking Exercises – 11 Things Running through a Facilitator’s Head. Structure, Exercises, and Strategic Thinking Questions. Strategic Planning Exercises – Two Types of Structure, One Works.

600 Questions for a Storm of Innovation and Extreme Creativity Ideas


There are links in this eBook for 600 of the most powerful brainstorming and extreme creativity questions we use , including ones specifically tailored for innovation and creative boldness!

Silent Geniuses: Why we need more respect for the creativity of introverts

Idea to Value

Or you might even just think of the person in your business who is always the first person to come up with a seemingly great idea in a brainstorming session. Often, a small number of highly narcissistic and extroverted people will dominate brainstorming sessions.

Collaborating Without Words.


So by way of a new warm-up at last night’s Union Network event on Intercontinental Innovation , we tried a short exercise that we learned recently from Professor Jay Narayanan at IMD. The exercise is conducted as follows: Invite everybody to stand up and walk around the space.

Re-thinking Innovation – the Keys for Successful Innovation Projects


Re-Thinking Innovation Keys for Successful Innovation Projects Just for a moment – let’s try a quick exercise together. There’s a pretty good chance that you picture a group of enthusiastic people gathered together, creatively brainstorming a list of new ideas. Close your eyes, and imagine an innovation project or challenge… What comes to mind?

Effective Non-Contact Innovation


Since 2011 we have hosted a grand total of 36 Union events, but Summer Union 2020 was the first of its kind as it was entirely virtual from farm to fork – from our first brainstorm to the execution of the event itself. As of Thursday the 18th of June, our first online Union went live!

Podcast #008 Simon Hill – How to get everyone involved in EveryDay Innovation

Idea to Value

Wazoku has grown steadily in the past few years into one of the big players in the idea management space, enabling companies to gather ideas from across the entire company and track their progress much more efficiently than with traditional brainstorming or idea suggestion schemes. Sign up now to get exclusive creativity exercises every single day and take your ability to generate ideas to the next level.

How to Get More and Better Ideas From Both Left and Right Brain People for Any Innovation Need.

Innovate2Grow Experts

In the previous blogs I have covered the following: Quantum idea generation produces at least 12 times more ideas than brainstorming. As you plan for an important innovation idea generating meeting, make sure you plan to understand the makeup of brain types in your session so that you can bring in the best idea generating exercises that best fit the brain types in the session. Conversely, if your group is 60% or more, primarily use right brain idea generating exercises.

41 Surprising Things about Community Collaboration Done Well


In nearly every Brainzooming community collaboration workshop, we conclude with a Plus-Minus-Interesting-Recommendation-Question exercise (a PMIRQ for short). Brainstorming for technological advancements”. Effective Exercises and Process. Loved the Boom / Bust exercise.”.

27 Links to Energize Your Innovation Strategy


The objective involved taking twenty-three tables of participants through innovation strategy exercises to identify disruptive concepts, craft strategies, document audience profiles, imagine ideas, develop market positions, and propose all the ideas in 9-second pitches.

Creative Thinking Skills – Protecting Yourself from Creative Thinking Challenges


Brainstorming – 7 Things a Brainstorming Session ISN’T. Brainstorming Is Challenging with these 6 Brainstorming Session Types. Sometimes creative thinking challenges come from inside your own head.